Celebrating Labor Day, A Zappa And A Storied Drummer

Aug 31, 2017

Friday, September 1

It’s our New Month, New Month feature with selections from Joan Osborne’s new tribute to Bob Dylan as well as music from Beck, Haymakers, and Queens of the Stone Age.

Passion Pit's 'Tremendous Sea Of Love'
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Saturday, September 2

Passion Pit’s new album, Tremendous Sea of Love is a personal sonic journey for leader, Michael Angelakos, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17. This release coincided with the launch of, Angelakos’ own organization dedicated to spreading mental health awareness and providing legal, educational and healthcare services to artists. We’ll hear selections from that effort as well as music from the latest by The War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding.

Monday, September 4

We celebrate Labor Day with selections from The Replacements, Mick Jagger, Rush, REM and Peter Gabriel. In conjunction with Global Village, Night Train.

Strange Currency celebrates the birthday of Dweezil Zappa

Tuesday, September 5

We celebrate the birthday of musician Dweezil Zappa with selections from his work as a solo artist, guest appearances on recordings from “Weird” Al Yankovic, Todd Rundgren and Pat Boone, in addition to collaborations with his father, Frank.

Wednesday, September 6

Based in Athens, Georgia, David Barbe is perhaps best known as a recording engineer and producer with credits that include Drive-By Truckers, Deerhunter and as a member of the band Sugar in the 1990s. Barbe has just released a new solo effort, 10th of Seas, which we’ll hear from on this episode, along with music from the now-defunct Atlanta, Georgia band, Dropsonic, which Barbe had a close association with. We'll also remember guitarist Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan, who died Sunday at age 67. We'll hear from his work with that band as well as a solo artist and producer. 

The 1968 self-titled release from Os Mutantes
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Thursday, September 7

We celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with music from Os Mutantes and selections from the veteran act’s seminal 1968 self-titled release plus music from Gal Costa, Flora Purim and Antonio Carlos Jobim. In conjunction with Global Village, Night Train.

Friday, September 8

Released in 1990, Seven Turns was the first album of original material from the Allman Brothers Band since 1981’s Brothers of the Road and the first to feature guitarist Warren Haynes. We’ll hear selections from Seven Turns on this episode as well as music from Haynes’ own band, Gov’t Mule.

Strange Currency celebrates the birthday of Pat Mastelotto

Saturday, September 9

We celebrate the birthday of King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto with selections from his work with that band as well as with Mr. Mister, The Rembrandts, Robyn Hitchcock, California Guitar Trio and as a member of Stick Men.